Cavallino magazine 99

June / July 1997

  • Language: American English American English
  • Editor: John W. Barnes Jr.
  • Publisher: Cavallino Inc.
  • Publication: Softcover | 208 x 277 mm
  • Code: ISSN 0889-2504

The Enthusiast's Magazine of Ferrari

Cover photograph of the Ferrari 212 MM, s/n 0070 M Bruce Carroll

Table of Contents

1 Ecco
Bruce Carroll
4 Lettere
Ronald C. Hill, Clive Beecham, Tony Watson, Marcel Massini, William Tilley, Rick Maningas   Ronald C. Hill, Alan Yorgason, Ferrari SpA, Courtesy of Franco Zagari, Jean-Jacques Frei Collection, William Tilley
11 Ferrari Art leaves its niche, and becomes a specialized area of automotive art
Galleria d'Arte Ferrari

The Galleria d'Arte Ferrari has turned out to be surprisingly succesful, not just in the quality of the art, which has always been high, but mainly in the quantity of art sold and the dollar amount transacted. Among collectors of Ferrari art, the Classic is now the place to come to see the very latest from ten top automotive painters and sculptors.

Lawrence Braun, Charles Dooman, Ken Eberts, Jay Koka, Dennis Brown, Richard Pietruska, Bill Neale, Dennis Hoyt
12 Ferrari participation continues to grow in enjoyable and rewarding Tour de France Auto
April 22-26, 1997
Marcel Massini, Pierre Goossens, Keith Bluemel, Henry T. Kistler   Marcel Massini, Dion Bosch
13 Ferrari 550 Maranello introduction prompts FNA, FCA, Petersen Museum, and Ferrari Owners to put on a memorable weekend

Piero Ferrari spoke at the press preview for the Ferrari 550 Maranello and the "Ferrari at 50" exhibit at the Petersen Museum in Los Angeles. This exhibition of Ferrari's history will run for six months and is well worth the visit.

David Newhardt, Elizabeth Wallach
14 Ferrari at Rodeo Drive Concours
Beverly Hills, CA - April 19, 1997

Ferraris, and significant Ferraris were present on Rodeo Drive as far as the eye could see. The event was organized by the Southwest Region of the Ferrari Club of America, and hosted by Ferrari North America.

Ed Gilbertson, Sherry Lindberg   Steve Wallace, David Newhardt
16 Making a film about a Ferrari at speed is fun indeed
... until the law arrives

Some readers of this article may have seen the 16mm film which I made back in 1965 entitled "250 GT". This was a film that was put together by myself and a colleague who was my assistant when I was a film cameraman myself, covering amongst other things during the middle to late 1950s, the whole of the East Midlands area of Great Britain fro both the BBC and the ITV.

David Clarke   David A. Clarke
Buon Umore
14 Ferrari at the opening ceremonies at the Petersen Museum for the Ferrari at 50 Exhibit
Los Angeles, CA - April 18, 1997
Marcel Massini
23 The History of the 312 Prototypes - part One
The intricate History of the reasonable succesfull but unfortunately very short lives 312 V-12 Prototypes

These superbly conceived bodies were the work of Ing. Giacomo Caliri, an aerodynamic engineer hired by Ferrari specifically to make the bodies an active participant in high speed penetration and stability, and not just a passive cover fro the chassis. As race cars became faster in this era, more air was forced under the chassis, and chassis lift was a serious problem. All efforts were directed to keeping the car glued to the road, and a whole host of wings, spoilers, airfoils, canards, and winglets were tried.

Marc Sonnery   Nigel Snowdon, David Brady, Courtesy of Marc Sonnery
34 Ferrari 212 Mille Miglia s/n 0070 M
The chronicle of Ferrari's first 212 model and Ferrari's only 212 Mille Miglia

A few years ago a survey was conducted to determine how much international brand recognition various corporate identities commanded. Surprisingly, perhaps, the Ferrari name and corporate logo was one of the most recognized industrial symbols in the world, right up there with Coca Cola, IBM, and McDonalds. Forty six years ago, with the debut of the 212 series, the name Ferrari was well known only within a relatively select circle of individuals involved in European and American road racing, plus the occasional cognoscenti and the privileged few who could afford the newest, fastest car from post war Italy.

Alan Boe   Bruce Carroll
42 The Greatest Ferrari GT?
Ferrari 250 GT Long Wheelbase Tour de France, s/n 0677 GT

If we take a look back almost forty years, we discover an era in which GT racing was heading towards its zenith and we find one man and his car utterly dominant. The man was Oliver Gendebien, arguable the fastest long distance racer of his time, and the car was a Ferrari 250 GT long wheelbase Competition berlinetta, better known, of course, as a "Tour de France".

John Starkey   M.I. Rosenthal, Courtesy of J. Sejnost, Courtesy of Ed Niles, Alexis Callier, Courtesy of G.P. Library, John Starkey
50 What makes a real Ferrari?

In July 1993, the Italian Police visited several mechanical and body shops in northern Italy and seized a number of Ferrari cars in various stages of assembly. Subsequently, the Court of Justice in Modena has taken a dim view of the findings, so much so because there were some cars completely false, and others which can be considered as total rebuilds. I have been appointed by the prosecutor of the Court to sort out things and decide which cars were good and which not.

Gianni Rogliatti   Ronald C. Hill
54 The magnificent machines of 1967 - their memory is now cast in bronze

The Ferrari 312 is the second car in a series of three that I plan to build commemorating the Formule One cars and drivers from 1967. The first was the Gurney Eagle, and the third will be the Lotus 49 of Jim Clark. Each sculpture is assembled from more than seventy individually cast bronze components. In the proces known as "lost wax" casting, each piece of the car is transformed from its original wax carving by submersing or investing the wax part in a plaster-like foundry material.

Mark Maholm   Courtesy of Mark Maholm
57 Ferrari F355 entries in the 1997 North American Ferrari Challenge
Ferrari Challenge
David Seibert
58 A Sebring tradition is reborn, as Ferrari takes the flag again

Ferrari has another win at Sebring, this time in 1997, gained by the Scandia F355 SP, s/n 003. Here it is in the pits in the closing hours of the race. Drivers were top line and included Yannick Dalmas, Stefan Johansson, Fermin Velez, and the team owner Andy Evans.

David Brady
57 Partial F355 entries in the Coppa della Nazione in the 1997 Ferrari Challenge
Ferrari Challenge
Miki Bellagarda
59 Galleria
Special services for the Ferrari enthusiast
57 Partial F355 entries in the Coppa della Nazione in the 1997 Ferrari Challenge
Ferrari Challenge
Miki Bellagarda
58 The Grand Prix season begins on a strained note
Formula One Championship

Australian Grand prix, March 9, 1997 Brazilian Grand Prix, March 30, 1997 Argentine Grand Prix, April 13, 1997 San Marino Grand Prix, April 27, 1997 Monaco Grand Prix, May 11, 1997

57 Ferrari F355 entries in the 1997 Ferrari Challenge Japan
Ferrari Challenge
Junichiro Hiramatsu
Ferrari F355 entries in the 1997 Ferrari Pacific Challenge
Mike Perry
72 Mercato
The market as of June 1, 1997, from a survey of selected dealers